Apple CEO Tim Cook provides the keynote address during the 2020 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in Steve Jobs Theater at Cupertino, California.Brooks Kraft/Apple Inc/Handout through ReutersApple purchases a whole lot of smaller businesses, and does not speak about what it intends to do together. However, on Thursday, Apple CEO Tim Cook shed some light to the firm’s acquisition plan in an interview with CNBC, while drawing a comparison with other major technology firms who testified before the House Antitrust Subcommittee on Wednesday. “If you examine the things on the other side of the investigation, what are acquisitions, and when you noticed, we did not receive any queries on acquisitions since our strategy to acquisitions is to purchase companies where we’ve got challenges, IP, and then make them a feature of their telephone,” Cook said in the meeting. Cook is making the argument that Apple does not buy competitions — it purchases companies that have products or alternative technologies that Apple can become features.Although Cook stopped short of seeing its Large Tech competitions, emails published by the subcommittee on Thursday reveal that Facebook executives discussed the Instagram acquisition logically from the circumstance of carrying out a rival. Emails also revealed that Amazon employees undercut Diapers.com on price to acquire market share out of it. Amazon purchased Quidsi, its parent firm, in 2010. Cook reinforced his purpose: “An example of this has been Touch ID. We purchased a business that hastened a Touch ID in some point.”There are several other cases, too: In 2017, Apple purchased Workflow, an automation program, which is currently the Shortcuts program built into iPhones. In 2018, it purchased Texture, an electronic magazine subscription support, which is currently the cornerstone of Apple News+. The Animoji avatars users could fall into texts emerged from this 2015 purchase of FaceShift. Siri was the product of an acquisition. Apple’s industry-leading cellular chips are a direct outcome of this 2008 buy of P.A. Semi. Other prices were for businesses which are nearer to being rivals to Apple. In 2017, Apple purchased Beddit, a hardware sleeping tracker in Finland. Apple still sells Beddits, and even upgraded the hardware, but they had a great deal of attributes removed in 2019, and Apple will include sleep monitoring for a feature on its newest Apple Watch applications this fall.Apple purchases a whole lot of smaller businesses and does not always pronounce the acquisitions. Thus far, in 2020, five buys from Apple are publicly disclosed, not one of that has a formal price attached to the trade. The majority of Apple’s acquisitions are modest enough that the firm does not have to report them to the S.E.C. Cook stated last year that Apple purchases a business every couple weeks. Apple’s biggest historic deal was for Beats in 2014 for $3 billion. Apple still sells audio cans, and altered its streaming audio service right into Apple Music.